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Tips for a Green and Environmentally Friendly Halloween

Written by Handex Communications | October 26, 2017

jack o lantern bucket with candy

Halloween is a holiday where adults have as much fun as kids. However, with all of the sugar-induced comas, scary decorations and throwaway costumes comes a lot of waste. With Halloween around the corner, Handex would like to offer some tips to reduce your environmental impact while still having a fun and ghoulish holiday.

  • Reuse your decorations from last year or repurpose materials around your house to make decorations. For example, an old sheet makes an excellent ghost!
  • If you choose to buy new decorations, purchase decorations that are made of recycled materials.
  • Use beeswax or soy candles to light-up your jack-o-lantern.
  • Instead of giving out several pieces of candy to each trick-or-treater, hand out only one per person.
  • Recycle last year’s costume, trade costumes with a friend or repurpose some of your old clothes to create a new costume. If your kids grow out of their costumes, donate them.
  • Purchase local and/or organic pumpkins. Use the whole pumpkin and roast the seeds!
  • Have your kids collect candy in a reusable bag instead of a disposable bag.  
  • Recycle candy wrappers into arts and crafts projects.
  • Purchase healthier, possibly organic, alternatives to conventional candy to hand out to trick-or-treaters.
  • Instead of driving the kids around to trick-or-treat, take a walk around the neighborhood or a local mall.

With these tips, creating a sustainable Halloween holiday will be easy and fun. Handex wishes you and your family a safe and spooky Halloween!  


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Written by Handex Communications
Handex provides professional high quality environmental remediation, engineering, construction and industrial services including sludge dewatering. For 50 years, Handex has developed solutions for our clients’ environmental needs that are cost-effective, regulatory compliant and consistent with objectives.